Partners

Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.

To attain its primary goal, the DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty and also responds to both natural and man-made emergencies. Its overall mandate is the attainment of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the specified time frame (2015) which it seeks to do by working in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission. These are outlined below:

 

  • Halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger
  • Ensure that all children receive primary education
  • Promote sexual equality and give women a stronger voice Reduce child death rates
  • Improve the health of mothers Combat HIV & AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Make sure the environment is protected
  • Build a global partnership for those working in development

It is within this context of seeking to rid the world of extreme poverty that the DFID entered into a partnership with the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the KRC to fund the Jamaica Urban Poverty Project (JUPP) between 1997 and 2002. The goal was to achieve sustained improvements in the quality of life of poor urban communities across Jamaica.

 

DFID works directly in over 150 countries worldwide and has its headquarters in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow.

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a two-fold mandate of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding

Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) is an educational charity which seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives by teac

Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get

Canadian International Development Agency

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's aim is to:

  • Manage Ca

British High Commission

Kingston is UK's third largest Mission in the Americas (after Washington and Bogota). The High Commission has a close working relationship with the

Jamaica Defense Force

The Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) was formed just a few days prior to Jamaica becoming a sovereign independent State within the Commonwealth of Natio

Ministry of National Security

The Ministry of National Security (MNS) was established as a single Ministry in 2001 following the separation of the Ministry of National Security

Scotiabank Jamaica

The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited (Scotiabank Jamaica), a subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia, and the lending bank in Jamaica, offers a c

Urban Development Corporation

One of the many problems facing newly independent Jamaica in the 1960's was the increasing trend towards overpopulation in the urban centres. Becau